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Employment Services

Fast Track to Employment (212)964-5253x800
Network Plus (718) 797-2509
Network Plus West (718) 377-8567

The Arts

Artwork by Fountain House artists on display at Fountain Gallery, 702 Ninth Avenue at 48th Street, (212) 262-2756. Tues-Sat, 11 am-8 pm, Sun. 1 pm-5 pm.
Rita Project: Survivors of suicide produce art in the Village. Call or email for schedule of classes, (212) 414-0773, Book Club/Poetry Club: at NAMI NYC, 505 8th Ave. Call (212) 684-3264 or email
The Verrazano Foundation sponsors poetry, video and arts events for consumers. Visit their website for more information:
Movie Club/Poetry Club at NAMI NYC Metro 505 8th Avenue. Call (212) 684-3264, 12-7 Mon-Thurs and 12-5 Fiday
Consumer-Made Album at:
Telephone Resources

LifeNet: Citywide mental health referral hotline 24hr/7 day/week. Call 1-800-LIFENET (543-3638).
NAMI NYC Helpline: Mental health resource (212) 684-3264.
Borderline Helpline: referral line for people affected by Borderline Personality Disorder. Call toll free 888-4-TARAAPD (827-2273)
Support Services

The Center For Independence Of The Disabled (212) 674-2300
Y.E.S. program: counseling for gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender youth. Contact Dee Colon at (212) 620-7310.
The Friendship Network: If you want a friend or need a friend, then meet a friend through the Friendship Network. Call Alice or Berna (516) 326-6111 or
Writers Wanted

New York City Voices seeks to give Voice to consumers and family members who have stories of recovery, including any difficulties accessing help and psychiatric services. Other subjects: recovery through the arts, stigma, employment, social relationships, alternative healing, or youth mental health issues. Call Daniel Frey at (212) 491-1367 or email for instructions on how to submit your story. Advertise Here Call (212) 491-1367

Chelton Loft, 119 W 19 St. (212) 727-4360
Harlem Bay Network, 4 West 125th Street (212) 876-6083
Fountain House, 425 W 47th St. (212) 582-0340
East NY Clubhouse, 2697 Atlantic Ave (718) 235-5780
Metro Club, 25 Chapel St. (718) 256-3430
Rainbow Heights Club, 25 Flatbush Ave. (718) 852-2584
The Bronx
Boulevard Club, 512 Southern Blvd (718) 993-1078
Geel Clubhouse, 2516 Grand Ave. (212) 367-1900
Citiview Connections, 42-15 Crescent St. (718) 361-7030
Venture House, 150-10 Hillside Ave (718) 658 7201
Staten Island
Skylight Center, 307 St. Mark's Pl. (718) 720-2585
Positions Available

Baltic Street Mental Health Board seeks FT/PT consumer advocates. Computer/office skills a plus, peer advocacy or related experience. Fax resume/cover letter to (718) 222-1116, Attn: Marilyn Rickman. Advocacy through empowerment is our mission.


RIPPD: advocacy group for family members, consumers and others who are concerned with the plight of the mentally ill in prisons, jails and forensic hospitals. Call Lisa Ortega (646) 602-5664 or email her at
MHASC: advocacy group to fight solitary confinement in prison. Call Vuka to boot the SHU. (212) 780-1400x7792
The "Changing Minds" Coalition: Talk to JJ to fight for alternatives to incarceration. Call (646) 602-5644
The Icarus Project: An advocacy and support project for people with "dangerous gifts". Visit:
NYAPRS: Statewide mental health advocacy group that frequently sponsors events in NYC and organizes annual Lobby Days and conferences. To join and/or be put on their mailing list, call Teena Brooks (646) 602-5665 or
Consumer Speakers Bureau: needs speakers in recovery to fight stigma. Call Marvin (212) 614-6339
Volunteers Needed

Bronx, Brooklyn or Manhattan Manager wanted for New York City Voices' distribution. Must have car. Stipend available. For info call (718) 643-6758.
Bookkeepers, fundraisers, writers, editors, messengers, boardmembers, event planners, and more needed for City Voices, Inc. Call Dan (718) 643-6758 or write to
Peer Support & Self-Help Programs

Awakenings: Living Successfully with Mental Illness Groups. Peer-run.
In Manhattan and Brooklyn, call Rick Sostchen (718) 875-7744; in Queens, call Edie Klein (718) 544-7437; and in the Bronx, call Pam Silvestri (718) 515-4823.
Nicotine Anonymous Group: Support for consumers to quit smoking. Meets at 250 Baltic Street, Brooklyn. Miguel Reyes and Paul Chipkin co-facilitators. Call (718) 875-7744 for info and directions.
Family Member Groups: for help & support dealing with a loved one's illness. Call NAMI NYC-Metro helpline (212) 684-3264.
Zappalorti Society: for gays/lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered with mental illness. Saturdays 2-4, LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St. Call Bert Coffman (917) 286-0616.
Hands Across Long Island support group: for gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered people with mental illness. Call Susan Patterson (631) 234-1925 x115
Schizophrenics Anonymous self-help group meets Sundays in Rego Park, Queens 10-11 a.m. Call Long Island Consultation Center (718) 896-3400.
The Friendship Network: If you want a friend or need a friend, then meet a friend through the Friendship Network. Call Alice or Nancy at (516) 326-6111.
Social Group Forming: Educated? Have a mental illness? Looking to meet people in a similar situation? E-mail Will at if interested.
NAMI-NYC Metro Peer-to-Peer Course: FREE 9-week course for mental health consumers who are interested in maintaining their wellness. Taught by trained mental health consumers, the course covers: coping, medication, treatment, & advocacy. Call (212) 684-3264 to get your name on the waiting list.
Co-Occurring Illness Support Group: Monthly group for MICA consumers. Call NAMI NYC Helpline at (212) 684-3264 to get on the waiting list. The facilitators will then be in touch with the details.
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse support group. Call Marvin at (212) 614-6339 for information.
Using & Cruising:
A Harm Reduction Group for Men. A group for GBT men who want to look at their relationship with sex, alcohol or drugs. For more information, call (212) 620-7310.
Living Free In Recovery:
An Early Sobriety Group for Men. A recovery group for GBT men who have decided to change their relationship with sex, alcohol and drugs. For more information, call (212) 620-7310.

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